Secret Waterfall Shawl

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With fringe reminiscent of a cascading waterfall, this shawl is sophisticated, detailed, and unique. Worked in the row from bottom to top, this intermediate pattern will keep you on your toes for a rewarding end piece!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Teen (Small/Medium, Medium/Large), 68 (72, 80)” / [173 (183, 203) cm] width x 32½ (34, 37)” / [83 (86, 94) cm] length

Shown in Small/Medium size.

Gauge: 14 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn We Are Knitters The Cotton Wool (100% Cotton; 232 yards [212 meters]/100 grams): Aquamarine, 5 (5, 6) balls

Hook: US size 8/H (5.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

CL3 – 3 treble crochet cluster

CL4 – 4 treble crochet cluster

Special Stitches

3 Treble Crochet Cluster (CL3)

Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, *yo twice, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice; rep from * once more, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

4 Treble Crochet Cluster (CL4)

Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, *yo twice, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice; rep from * twice more, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked in rows from bottom to top.

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 6th ch from hook, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, CL4 in ch-6 sp (ch 3 at start of this row counts as part of CL4 throughout), *ch 3, CL3 in ch-6 sp; rep from * once more, ch 3, CL4 in ch-6 sp, turn – 4 sts.

Row 3: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * twice more, tr in top of CL4, turn – 4 sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3, (ch 3, CL3 in same ch-3 sp) twice, ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, sk next ch-3 sp, CL4 in ch-7 sp, (ch 3, CL3 in same ch-7 sp) twice, ch 3, CL4 in same ch-7 sp, turn – 9 sts.

Row 5: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 5 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 7 sts.

Row 6: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 14 sts.

Row 7: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 8 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 10 sts.

Row 8: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 1 more time, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 19 sts.

Row 9: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 11 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 13 sts.

Row 10: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 24 sts.

Row 11: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 14 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 16 sts.

Row 12: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 29 sts.

Row 13: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 17 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 19 sts.

Row 14: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 4 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 34 sts.

Row 15: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 20 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 22 sts.

Row 16: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 5 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 39 sts.

Row 17: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 23 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 25 sts.

Row 18: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 6 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 44 sts.

Row 19: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 26 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 28 sts.

Row 20: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 7 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 49 sts.

Row 21: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 29 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 31 sts.

Row 22: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 8 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 54 sts.

Row 23: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 32 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 34 sts.

Row 24: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn –59 sts.

Row 25: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 35 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 37 sts.

Row 26: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 10 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 64 sts.

Row 27: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 38 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 40 sts.

Row 28: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 11 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 69 sts.

Row 29: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 41 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 43 sts.

Row 30: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 12 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 74 sts.

Row 31: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 44 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 46 sts.

Row 32: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 13 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 79 sts.

Row 33: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 47 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 49 sts.

Row 34: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 14 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 84 sts.

Row 35: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 50 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 52 sts.

Row 36: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 15 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 89 sts.

Row 37: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 53 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 55 sts.

Row 38: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 16 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 94 sts.

Row 39: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 56 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 58 sts.

Row 40: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 17 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 99 sts.

Row 41: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 59 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 61 sts.

Row 42: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 18 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 104 sts.

Row 43: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 62 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 64 sts.

Row 44: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 19 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 109 sts.

Row 45: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 65 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 67 sts.

Row 46: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 20 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 114 sts.

Row 47: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 68 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 70 sts.

Row 48: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 21 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 119 sts.

Row 49: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 71 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 73 sts.

Row 50: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 22 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 124 sts.

Row 51: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 74 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 76 sts.

Sizes Small/Medium (Medium/Large) only

Row 52: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 23 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 129 sts.

Row 53: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 77 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 79 sts.

Size Medium/Large only

Row 54: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 24 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 134 sts.

Row 55: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 80 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 82 sts.

Row 56: Ch 3, CL4 in same ch-3 sp, (ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 25 more times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in sc, sk next ch-3 sp, (CL4, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL3, ch 3, CL4) in ch-7 sp, turn – 139 sts.

Row 57: Ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 83 more times, tr in top of CL4, turn – 85 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Tassels

Cut 9 strands of yarn 10” / [25 cm] in length. Fold the strands in half/double.

Knot the folded strands into one of the stitches along the border of the shawl.

Repeat tassel 51 (53, 57) times in total, making sure to only knot tassels onto the bottom 2 sides of the shawl, not along the top side – Row 51 (53, 57) is the top side.

Finishing

Wet block scarf to size and shape. Weave in all ends.yarn ball

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